Rowan County, North Carolina Population 2020

Rowan County, North Carolina's estimated population is 142,712 with a growth rate of 0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County, North Carolina is the 22nd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020142,7127250.51%
2019141,9877250.51%
2018141,2627250.52%
2017140,5371,0420.75%
2016139,4959070.65%
2015138,5884460.32%
2014138,1424000.29%
2013137,7421910.14%
2012137,551-285-0.21%
2011137,836-532-0.38%
2010138,36827,76325.10%
1990110,60511,41911.51%
198099,1869,15110.16%
197090,0357,2188.72%
196082,8177,4079.82%
195075,4106,2048.96%
194069,20612,54122.13%
193056,66512,60328.60%
192044,0626,54117.43%
191037,5216,45520.78%
190031,0666,94328.78%
189024,1234,15820.83%
188019,9653,15518.77%
187016,8102,22115.22%
186014,5897195.18%
185013,8701,76114.54%
184012,109-8,677-41.74%
183020,786-5,223-20.08%
182026,0094,46620.73%
181021,5431,4837.39%
180020,0604,23226.74%
179015,8280.00%

Rowan County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White107,98877.35%
Black or African American22,39916.04%
Some Other Race4,7233.38%
Two or More Races2,8572.05%
Asian1,2360.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native3720.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.02%

Rowan County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Rowan County, North Carolina Median Age

40.2


Total

39


Male

41.8


Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Adults

There are 108,141 adults, (23,456 of whom are seniors) in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Rowan County, North Carolina Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

70,440

50.46%

Male

69,165

49.54%

Rowan County, North Carolina Households and Families

Rowan County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rowan County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All69.1%30.9%
Male61.4%38.6%
Non Family58%42%
Female49.1%50.9%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All52,3012.5969.1
Married26,0403.1182.2
Non Family16,6371.2158
Female6,9093.5649.1
Male2,7153.4761.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rowan County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1305.35%
9th to 12th Grade8,9889.38%
High School Graduate31,47732.84%
Some College22,17423.13%
Associates Degree10,13410.57%
Bachelors Degree13,08113.65%
Graduate Degree4,8725.08%

Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,93164,95115,080
Black13,96211,9152,198
Hispanic5,7113,019202
Other Race2,24791236
Multiple Races1,3161,028126
Asian913755298
Native American21416566
Islander302212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 40.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,564$38,848$29,846
Less Than High School$22,769$25,931$14,954
High School Grad$30,578$35,621$25,644
Some College$33,659$41,420$28,991
Bachelors Degree$43,511$53,360$37,475
Graduate Degree$49,559$65,891$45,875

$33,564

Average Earnings

$38,848

Average Male

$29,846

Average Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

Rowan County, North Carolina Language by Age

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

90.88% of Rowan County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.69% of the population.

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White99,19712,54712.65%
Black20,6605,08424.61%
Hispanic11,7933,90933.15%
Other4,6441,46131.46%
Multiple2,46650720.56%
Native33420561.38%
Asian1,20915112.49%

16.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.63%

Male Poverty Rate

17.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is Native, with 61.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is Asian, with 12.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.19%
High School13.59%
Some College10.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.35%
Male Unemployed30.84%
Female Employed8.20%
Male Employed6.53%

Rowan County, North Carolina Income

Rowan County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,667$64,271
Families$59,265$75,247
Married Families$72,504$85,887
Non Families$27,005$37,057

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans

9,507

Number of Veterans

8,937

Male Veterans

570

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,769
First Gulf War1,610
Second Gulf War1,408
Korea757
World War II348
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,704
75+2,296
35 to 541,937
55 to 641,844
18 to 34726
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,0779.44%
Black1,1957.10%
Hispanic1602.32%
2 or More1236.98%
Other552.09%
Hawaiian30100.00%
Asian272.63%

$Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.88%

Born in North Carolina

95.51%

Native Born

4.49%

Foreign Born

3.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.51% of Rowan County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.88% having been born in North Carolina. 3.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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